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2014 Andy Culpepper CD/CD

on hold - SKU: GUFLCUL-07627
on hold
$ 4,500.00
  Specifications
Year
2014
Top
Cedar
Back & Sides
Spanish Cedar
Scale Length
656 mm
Nut width
53 mm
Finish
French Polish
Country
USA
Condition
Excellent
Exchange
ExchangePlus
Luthier
ANDY CULPEPPER
  Background

Andy Culpepper is a very talented US luthier who builds an exceptionally well-made instrument, firmly rooted in the traditional Spanish style. Andy believes that the best guitars are still modeled on the designs and ideas of Antonio de Torres (1817-1892) and admires him for his constant experimenting with different ideas. Andy prefers also to work in a traditional manner – very few power tools, and as much by hand as possible to achieve the maximum amount of control over the quality of his work. His guitars are assembled by first joining the neck to the top to precisely establish the center line of the guitar. This assembly is placed face down on a solera, or workboard, and the sides are slotted into the heel block, and glued to the top with individual glue blocks called tentalones. Finally the back is fitted and the box is closed. The bridge is glued on before finishing, because Andy likes to play all of his guitars “in the white” and refine the voice by sanding the top if necessary. Finally, the entire guitar is finished in French polish of shellac, applied completely by hand with the traditional muñeca, or cloth pad.

  Description

After several years now of selling his guitars, we’ve really come to admire the young New York luthier Andy Culpepper for his building skill, sound quality and innovation – and this guitar shows precisely why. This is a...

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